Well we met with my drs Fri. for the 'game plan' on my recurrent cancer. Good news...tumor is smaller then last year by 3cm. (size is now 2-3cm)& about 3cm. inside 'anal canal'. Bad news...need surgery to remove then radiation. (& 10-12 days in the hospital! ugh)
So here's the plan (& am wondering if anyone has been this 'route' or knows about this):
Laser surgery to remove tumor & surrounding tissue. Next place 'catheter tubes' in rows to prepare for brachytherapy. I'll have radiation 2 times/day for 6 days (at the cancer center which is thankfully connected to the hosp!). I'll have to lay on my stomache during the stay, be on strict liquids, unable to get up much...not gonna like being idle! haha! And since its just over an hour from home (& hubby has to work) I'll only see him every couple days (there's a Care House for him to stay at overnt). (bummed won't see my kids/grandkids/pups!!)
If anyone has some input, it'd be greatly appriciated. My drs explained in detail what's going to happen but I'm still anxious scared nervous. They're 'stepping out of the box' on this one, but we have confidence in my medical team & the cancer center.
(if I'd gone to them last yr I may not be going thru this!) We learned to question & research everything. Kind of hard to believe my 'old drs' still haven't called to see what I decided or how I'm doing. They really care about the patient hahaha!!!